31 July 2005

Shag Flog: Sarawak comes to Pandan Indah

We've noticed that blog entries concerning Sarawak food at Sixth Seal & Makan Kings have been met with enthusiastic responses from Malayans. For those of you who are intrigued by Sarawak food but can't make it to Kuching for taster, the inaugural Shagadelica Food Blog presents this review of Sarawak fare available at Restoran T.T.T. @ 777 in Pandan Indah.

Sarawak food fetishist heaven!

This rather unassuming coffee shop has 3 stalls Sarawak food stalls, (do not adjust your monitor, you read that right! three Sarawak food stalls) serving Sarawak Laksa, Kueh Chap & Kolo Mee. Not that we were the first to notice this little corner of Sarawak in KL. The coffee shop displayed a review of the three stalls from a Chinese newspaper. Besides the Sarawak fare, the shop also other stalls serving more usual Klang Valley Chinese coffee shop food like umm... I can't remember to be honest.

How does it taste you ask?

Laksa (stall A)
The laksa has all the right elements (ingredients, colour & presentation) but tastes poor as main ingredient, the soup base, is thin & tasteless. Maybe they were short of laksa paste this week.
Rating: 1.5/5. Imagine being lost in the Sahara for a week & suddenly seeing an oasis. That is to say, partake only if you are very, very desperate.

Kolo Mee (stall C)
This kolo mee has excellent noodles, just how make them in Kuching & once you get that right, the rest is easy. This is kolo mee is highly recommended. Note the reddish hue of the noodles compared to the the normally white coloured noodles. This is BBQ pork dripping & they will add this to your kolo mee if requested. It makes the kolo mee simply perfect.
Rating: 5/5, excellent, perfect, munch, yum.......

Kueh Chap (stall B)
Save for the wrong type of rice cake (this stall uses kueh teow rather then the chunkier kueh) this dish has all the ingredients of a good kueh chap, including all the assorted pig spare parts. Taste wise, its just like how they make them in Kuching, albeit a bit too salty for my taste (or for most people's tastes for that matter).
Rating: 3.5/5 perfectly acceptable & a hell of a lot cheaper then even the cheapest Air Asia return ticket to Kuching.

The basics
Where: Restoran T.T.T. @ 777 on Jln Pandan Indah 4/1 (off Jln Pandan Makmur). Approximately opposite Fajar supermarket & Petronas.
When: Morning to afternoon, open on most days & definitely on weekends
How much: Under RM5, i.e. average KL coffee chop shop prices.

Next week, Shag flog reviews the best Sarawak Laksa in Peninsular Malaysia, bar none. If you know of any other Sarawak food places in Malaya & particularly in the Klang Valley that deserves the shag flog treatment, drop us a comment.


At 7/31/2005 7:45 pm, Blogger boo_licious said...

Oh no, so sad the laksa failed you! I love laksa and I seem to be going places to try it out also. Thanks for the tip on this place.

At 7/31/2005 11:18 pm, Blogger Wingz said...

I quote you "How much: Under RM5, i.e. average KL coffee chop prices."

I was like ... coffee CHOP ??? wats dat ? slaughter price ? lol!!

At 8/01/2005 12:27 am, Blogger Shag said...

boo: wait till the next shag flog. If you know of other places, share the knowledge.

wingz: thank you for pointing out the typo, though in mitigation "Chop" is old school malaysian chinese for "Shop".

At 8/01/2005 5:18 am, Blogger Vernon said...

I miss Kolo mee! Damn!!!! I'm so hungry now...

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